Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499752
F11Preview stopped booting
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:26:28 EDT
My F11/Rawhide test system stopped booting after one of the kernel updates. I still had a working kernel (220.127.116.11-111) installed so I just used this one. I tried various new 18.104.22.168* kernels but they all have the same problem: after the plymouth screen shows up for a second, the screen turns black. Nothing else happens but I can type stuff (it's a text window, but no shell)
The problem just got worse because the old kernels are gone now after the latest yum upgrade I did :(
I tried re-installing the 22.214.171.124-111 kernel manually by chrooting into the system but now this kernel doesn't work as well :( maybe the initrd that is generated is buggy?
When booting without "quiet", I can see it stops right after the normal usb messages:
usb 6-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
I was just able to boot into my system again aftercopying kernel, initrd and modules of 126.96.36.199-128 from a USB drive installation of F11 to my regular installation. So kernel > 188.8.131.52 is not the problem. Feel free to re-assign to a better module...
Can you compare the working and broken initrd to see what changed?
Yes I just did that and noticed one thing... I had added noatime and nodiratime to fstab and the new initrd now contains this as well and seems to break stuff (because fedora already seems to default to relatime?)... after removing those flags the latest kernel booted correctly again. So I guess this is NOTABUG after all.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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